Master of Education

Department of Education


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Program Overview

The Master of Education (M.Ed.) is a professional development degree for educational scholars, which includes teachers and professionals with leadership or training roles in health sciences, social services, community education, and business or industry.  Professional development is achieved through critical reflection, theoretical investigation, and application of theory and research to practice in communities.  The curriculum is based on the roles that educational scholars play as teachers, leaders, and change agents in formal, non-formal, and community-based settings. 

Core courses are delivered primarily online with one face–to–face weekend session during the first month of each semester. The required core courses are delivered in sequence, using this hybrid model for learners who wish to earn the graduate degree while maintaining full-time employment. Students are admitted and register for two years of core curriculum with the same cohort.  Attendance at the face-to-face meetings for the first semester is mandatory. For more information please see Required Courses.

Goals

M.Ed. Program Goals and Learning Outcomes

Learners will develop skills in:

  • critical reflection
  • investigation and application of educational theory to practice
  • evaluation, execution and effective communication of educational research
  • intercultural competence
  • development of and participation in communities of learners as professionals
  • leadership for educational reform

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Program Contact Information 

M.Ed. Director of Graduate Studies

Julia Williams

218-726-8630

jwillia1@d.umn.edu

Graduate Program Coordinator

Brianne Vigen

218-726-6525

vige0019@d.umn.edu